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Before this, in England’s “high” alert level tier, people were prohibited from mixing socially indoors with anybody outside of their household or support bubble but the rule of six remained in place outdoors.

Hospitality businesses, such as pubs and restaurants, could open until 10pm but people were only allowed to visit with their household or support bubble.











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UK wakes up to tier 2 restrictions

England’s month-long lockdown has ended, and the country is now waking up to a new three tier system of restrictions.

Here are the rules for tier 2:

Under the new system, although hospitality venues will be allowed to stay open until 11pm – with last orders at 10pm – only those that serve substantial meals can operate. It means pubs and bars that do not will have to close.

As before, social mixing outside of households or support bubbles will not be allowed indoors. The rule of six will apply outdoors.

Spectators will be allowed to watch sport in tier 2, with a maximum crowd capacity outdoors of 50{4deaea03d78349d2462fb96996a246ea5d0077172a16867ed072c7a64f0a268c} of the capacity of the stadium or 2,000 people, whichever is smaller. Indoors, the maximum capacity is 1,000.

Indoor entertainment venues, such as cinemas, casinos and bowling alleys, can open, but must close at 11pm:











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The efforts of eight people who have continued working on heritage, community and arts projects during the Covid crisis have been celebrated in a spectacular light show at Stonehenge.




Sir Tony Robinson appears on one of the 5,000-year-old sarsen stones at Stonehenge in Salisbury as they are illuminated with images of people from across the UK who have worked tirelessly to keep the UK’s heritage accessible during the pandemic and beyond, with the support of National Lottery funding.

Sir Tony Robinson appears on one of the 5,000-year-old sarsen stones at Stonehenge in Salisbury as they are illuminated with images of people from across the UK who have worked tirelessly to keep the UK’s heritage accessible during the pandemic and beyond, with the support of National Lottery funding. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Images of the group, including volunteers ranging from an arboretum guide who carried on leading tours, to the curator of an exhibition telling the story of a West Indian community in Britain, were beamed on to the great stone circle.

It is believed to be the first time a group of individuals has been at the centre of such a night-time installation at the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain:











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